Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cookbooks and a New Toy

I was just visiting The Twins Momma and saw her terrific pantry. Go by for a visit to her great blog. I had to also purge a lot of cookbooks when I moved and looking at this pic, I need to purge some more. Dear Daughter may be gifted with a few when she comes for a visit this weekend. :) When our kitchen was rebuilt last year after a fire, I had the carpenter just leave off the doors under the counter. I love it for the easy access. DH would rather NOT see them, but doesn't dare complain loudly since it does help get dinner on the table. I had an organization epiphany here. Yes....trumpets are playing in the background! I had so many small books and pieces of paper with recipes just scattered about and then it hit me....DVD storage containers.I think I found these at Target, but any style is out there to fit your decor. They are the perfect size to hold all this misc. stuff and easy to lift out to sort through when needed. These are so perfect and I know I may be using this idea in several other places around the house eventually.
Last night was just one of those nights...mornings, actually, when I just couldn't get the old mind to shut up!! I had a new toy and just had to play with it right then. I had been lurking perusing Kari & Kijsa's blog about using Christmas cards for tags. Great idea and boy, do I have cards! I just grabbed the current ones and started punching. OK, now what!!?? I have a table full of tags and what will I do with them now? This could be a crisis in the making! I see a future of tags everywhere. The idea is to be getting rid of stuff and here it is...multiplying before my eyes. I hope you can sense the bit of panic going on here.
I quit this foolishness around 2:30 a.m. before it really got out of hand. Give me some ideas what to do with these now. Any ideas will be so welcome.
Back to organizing some more stuff.....Y'all come back, ya hear?


kari and kijsa said...

Teehee- we love it!!! great job stamping! We put ours in an organizing box in the studio to pull out when necessary- but they would be easy to store with your left over Christmas gift wrap, stationery and boxes- ready to wrap!
Oh- how we do love late night inspiration!!
kari & kijsa

Momovthree said...

Your space under the counter looks nice and neat!
Thanks so much for coming over to visit me on my blog. It's nice to "meet" you.

Gigi said...

Oooo -- looks great! Don't you love that feeling of accomplishment you get from doing something like this? I'm inspired!

Shop Without Money Sisters said...

I love your idea with the dvd organizers. I'm already thinking of places I can use these around my house! Thanks!